Hoosier students, advisers deserve better

By Ryan Gunterman IHSPA Executive Director They deserve better than this. Hoosier student journalists and their teachers deserve better than what the Indiana House of Representatives did to them the ...

Student press freedom bill defeated

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would have extended First Amendment press freedoms to Indiana middle and high school students died in the House Monday. The vote ...

Indiana should pick students over censorship

The following testimony was given during the Indiana House Education Committee hearing Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Good afternoon. My name is Ryan Gunterman, and I am the executive director of ...


Journalist of the Year application available

Anyone interested in applying for Student Journalist of the Year should visit ...

Bill protecting student journalists submitted

Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, filed HB 1016, protections for student journalists, ...

IHSPA membership form now available online

Now that everyone has taken care of their beginning-of-the-year forms, here’s one ...

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Letter: Tomorrow’s leaders will benefit from HB 1016

“An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. Like it or not, journalists do the lion-share of reporting to Americans as to what its government, be it national, state, or local, is doing or considering. So, during a time when we can choose from a multitude of news outlets, […]

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Make plans for symposium, Pacers media day

This year’s symposium is again paired with the Pacers Sports Media Day, March 7, 2018. The symposium will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Indiana Statehouse North Atrium. In addition to presentations about First Amendment issues, the finalists and 2018 Indiana Student Journalist of the Year (click here for entry information), sports contest and First […]

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Principal recognized for supporting student media

by Leigh Durphey Franklin College The opioid crisis. Election protests. A student’s death. One-to-one technology transition. Crown Point High School’s Inklings newspaper staff and Excalibur yearbook staff covered all these controversial topics without any administrative interference. Thanks to Principal Chip Pettit, who has been awarded IHSPA’s 2017 administrator of the year, CPHS journalism students and […]

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